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Is gestational hypertension the same with preeclampsia?

Is  gestational hypertension the same with preeclampsia?

A little different: Gestational hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure in a pregnant patient after 20 wk who does not have previously diagnosed hypertension. Preeclampsia is the same thing with other changes such as protein leaking into the urine, swelling and some blood test changes. Think of preeclampsia as a more complicated version of gestational hypertension. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can gestational hypertension turn into preeclampsia, later on?

OB hypertension: Hypertension in pregnancy can lead "pre-eclampsia" as it is one of the components which also include a syndrome of elevated blood platelets, pedal edema, and decreased kidney filtration etc. You will need to be examined more frequently by your OB md during this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is the pathophysiology of gestational hypertension the same as preeclampsia?

Is the pathophysiology of gestational hypertension the same as preeclampsia?

Great question; yes.: Current thinking is that both conditions have the same pathophysiology, involving placental release of anti-angiogenic peptides that aim to increase placental perfusion at the expense of maternal well-being. The main difference is proteinuria, which is an indirect measure of maternal renal involvement without correlation to perinatal outcome. ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with gestational hypertension, which my doctors say is not as bad as preeclampsia?

I am 34 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with gestational hypertension, which my doctors say is not as bad as preeclampsia?

OB hypertension: Hypertension in pregnancy can lead "pre-eclampsia" as it is one of the components which also include a syndrome of elevated blood platelets, pedal edema, and decreased kidney filtration etc. You will need to be examined more frequently by your OB md during this pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the tests for multiple gestation?

What are the tests for multiple gestation?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the only totally reliable test for multiple pregnancy, and between 6 and 8 weeks it should be nearly 100% reliable. ...Read more

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Question: what is multiple gestation really?

Question: what is multiple gestation really?

Two or more babies: Multiple gestation is simply twins, triplets, etc. In other words, a woman carrying more than one baby. ...Read more

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What's a multiple gestation pregnancy?

What's a multiple gestation pregnancy?

Multifetal pregnancy: Simple answer: a multiple gestation is a pregnancy with more than one fetus. Please see my guide to multiple gestation. I will post the link in comments below. ...Read more

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What does multiple gestation mean?

What does multiple gestation mean?

Multiple babies: Multiple gestation means more than one baby at a time. They can be twins, triplets, etc. The multiple can be identical or fraternal. Our infertility treatments increase the risk for having multiples. Multiples are much more complicated pregnancies (more for babies than mom). We are trying to reduce the number of multiples with our treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more


Dr. Victor Beshay
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Multiple Pregnancy (Definition)

A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, ...Read more